The Canadian Landscape Contest – The Winners!

Drum roll please….

And the first place winner of the Canadian Landscape Photo Contest is Stephen Desroches

©Stephen DesRoches

Congratulations to Stephen!

Here are Roy’s comments:

I have to admit the judging process for this contest was more difficult than I had expected. There were many great, if not outstanding, images to select from. This image jumped off the blog right away. The composition is well thought out from the grasses and rocks to the lighthouse and beyond. Stephen has done a great job using lead-in lines that draw you into the photograph. The detail in the sky adds to this coastal image visually as well as enhancing the story of the lighthouse.

Stephen wins: Publication of the winning image in Outdoor Photography Canada magazine, a one year subscription to Outdoor Photography Canada magazine, a free pass to SNAP! Mastering Digital Nature Photography from Capture to Commerce with  John Marriott, Samantha Chrysanthou, and me to be held on April 24 and 25, 2010 in Canmore, Alberta and An autographed copy of Daryl Benson’s Canada book – the best coffee table photo book on Canada ever produced (in my opinion).

Second Place goes Eva McDermott

©Eva McDermott

Roy commented:

This is a great split image of land and sea. Colour and clarity help to bring this scene into focus and help portray the mood. The softness of the water juxtaposed against the seemingly immovable rocks of the shore is terrific. Eva has composed this image well with the right amount of each land, sea and sky.

Eva wins: autographed copies of John Marriott’s best-selling books: The Canadian Rockies: Banff, Jasper and Beyond (regular edition) and Banff and Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park. These books are outstanding and are my favorites among the plethora of books on the Canadian Rockies.

Third Place goes to Robert Servranckx

©Robert Servranckx

Roy commented:

I love situations like this one. Changing landscapes due to weather offer amazing opportunities. Robert’s ability to control the foreground to background exposure is a key ingredient to the success of this image. The colours from the sweeping grass to the water and sky create a beautiful image worthy of printing. I wonder if he got his feet wet?

Robert wins: two signed 8×12 inch prints one each from Samantha Chrysanthou and Darwin. 


13 Responses to “The Canadian Landscape Contest – The Winners!”

  1. I love the third one, it is just beautiful!

    • Thank you, Mélanie! I like my image also… although the others aren’t too bad! 🙂

      I’m sure Darwin woudl agree with me when I say that the key to such an image (other than the composition) it to know how and when to properly use good photographic filters. Roy touched on this by mentioning exposure control.

  2. Congrats to you guys! As always, it was a genuine pleasure to see all the entries and hear the stories behind these fantastic images. Well done.

  3. jackvjohnson Says:

    Congratulations to the winners, and to all who entered – truly a wonderful group of photos!

    – Jack

  4. Congratulations to all the winners, all are beautiful images 🙂

  5. Lori Jezowski Says:

    Congratulations to all three of you, well done!

  6. Congratulations to all the winners. Roy sure had his work cut out for him!! Some amazing submissions. Thanks again Darwin!

  7. Congratulations to Stephen, Eva and Rob for their wins and examples of great image making! And thanks to Darwin for the opportunity for everyone to participate… it was a strong group of photographs for Roy to evaluate. 🙂

  8. Congrats to the winners. Really well done! 🙂

  9. Thanks so much for the congrats and kudos but there were so many great images entered……. They all need to be applauded. I really want to thank Darwin for the opportunity to participate, Roy for his thoughtful comments, and John Marriott for the beautiful books I won. Now I have to plan another trip to the Canadian Rockies……. I visited there in Aug 2009 and was stunned by the outrageously beautiful landscapes there. Thanks everyone.

  10. xinapray Says:

    Congratulations to Stephen, Eva and Robert – most well deserved!
    And also to everyone who entered – what a magnificent set of beautiful images.


    Ray Chong
    Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

  11. Anil Sud Says:

    Excellent work everybody and congrats to the winners – looking forward to seeing the winning image in OPC.

    Thanks Darwin and Roy for making it happen.

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